Posts Tagged ‘Rivlin’

 

Israel’s First Female Sharia Judge Sworn In

editor 19 May 2017

By BICOM.. Israel has appointed the ever first female judge (Qadi) to the Muslim Sharia Courts. Hana Khatib, an expert in Sharia law from Tamra in the lower Galilee, was sworn in Monday (May 15, 2017) at the President’s residence with four other new judges. “This is a really big victory, and it really shows how the courts can support equality for women,” Khatib said. [Photo top right: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Israeli Muslim Hana Khatib and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – Photo: BICOM].  (more…)

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Israeli leaders meet with leaders of Eastern faith traditions

editor 15 September 2016

By Greer Fay Cashman, Herb Keinon.. A delegation that included Hindu gurus, Buddhist monks and Shinto priests met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday (September 13, 2016) on the first day of a Jerusalem conference designed to deepen Israel-Asia ties. (more…)

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European leader to Rivlin: Lasting Mideast peace is a top priority for EU

editor 23 June 2016

By Greer Fay Cashman.. The meeting came amid growing speculation both in Israel and Europe as to whether Rivlin will meet in Brussels or Strasbourg with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas while both visit the area. Lasting peace in the Middle East is one of the European Union’s top priorities, Donald Tusk, president of the Council of Europe, told President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday (June 21, 2016). (more…)

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Will Rivlin meet Abbas in Belgium?

editor 22 June 2016

By Greer Fay Cashman.. President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are both scheduled to address the European Parliament this week – Rivlin on Wednesday (June 22, 2016) , and Abbas on Thursday (June 23, 2016). Rivlin is expected to talk about the need for confidence-building measures between Israel and the Palestinians, one of his pet themes when hosting foreign visitors. Since the start of his presidency two years ago, Rivlin has steadfastly maintained that Israelis and Palestinians are not doomed to live together, but rather are destined to live together. (more…)

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President Rivlin congratulates Jordan on Independence Day in Arabic

editor 31 May 2016

By Maayan Groisman.. In an official ceremony organized by the Jordanian Embassy in Israel on Thursday (May 27th, 2016), President Reuven Rivlin delivered a speech in Arabic, extending his greetings for the Hashemite Kingdom on its Independence Day. (more…)

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Rivlin greets newly appointed Sharia judges

editor 12 March 2016

By i24news..

President says the institution’s viability in Israel serves as a testament to country’s strength in diversity

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Rivlin: Peace with Palestinians seems impossible right now

editor 12 February 2016

By Times of Israel Staff.. The current security and political climate in the region renders the prospect of a peace agreement with the Palestinians a near impossibility, President Reuven Rivlin said Monday, adding that while Israel did not wish to live by the sword, the state must nevertheless always be prepared to protects its citizens and borders. (more…)

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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

editor 21 January 2016

By Yael Even Or and Omri Namias.. Anyone who has ever dreamed of seeing the president of the United States smiling and laughing arm-in-arm with an Israeli head of state need look no further than Israeli President Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin’s most recent visit to Washington last month. President Barack Obama couldn’t have looked more thrilled to have him at the White House, and President Rivlin made sure to show his excitement and to express his gratitude for “what you have done in the last six years: for the finance, for the diplomatic, and for the military help that you are giving us.” (more…)

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In Google, There is No Israel

editor 22 May 2015

By Yossi Aloni.. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and American actress Natalie Portman were, according to Google, born in Palestine, not Israel. Rivlin was born on September 9, 1939 in Jerusalem, in the State of Palestine. That’s what visitors to Google are told when entering Rivlin’s name into the search engine in the Latin alphabet. (more…)

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A Prayer for 5775

editor 29 September 2014

By Caroline Glick.. Despite the dangers mounting all around us, as we approach Rosh Hashana 5775, for Jews in Israel, in many ways things have never been better. On Sunday night (September 21, 2014), President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the 10th-anniversary celebration marking the founding of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. In his remarks, Rivlin described the impact of what he referred to as the “revolution” Menachem Begin led in Israeli society. (more…)

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